For Visitors

Wake Forest is a unique community with a thriving downtown where you can walk just about anywhere to shop, eat or simply visit.

Situated less than 10 miles north of Raleigh and approximately 250 miles south of Washington, DC, Wake Forest is a prime location for anyone wishing to enjoy a quality way of life with all the benefits of city living. The community offers quick, easy access to the Triangle's first class universities, the Research Triangle Park, Atlantic Coast Conference athletics, professional sporting events, and world renowned golfing events. In addition, the beach is just over two hours away, while the mountains are a three to four hour drive, so you are never very far from North Carolina's most popular vacation destinations.

The area offers a variety of places of worship, while the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce actively promotes the area through family activities and programs that encourage businesses to prosper.

Come visit Wake Forest - a friendly town where neighbors know neighbors, people walk the streets and the historical district offers something for everyone.

If you are looking to relocate to Wake Forest, visit our local government, business, employment, and schools pages to find useful information on moving to Wake Forest.

This page is designed to help you plan and enjoy your time spent within our wonderful town. Feel free to use the links below or to the left of the page to navigate through our visitors page.

Wake Forest Snapshot
Interested in learning more about Wake Forest? The Wake Forest Snapshot offers numerous interesting facts about our fair town, such as the annual average temperature (59.8 degrees) and the land area (14.4 square miles), as well as driving distances to some of North Carolina's most popular destinations.

Town History
Check here to learn more about the history of the Town of Wake Forest.

Community Calendar
Check here for a comprehensive list of special programs and events offered in and around Wake Forest throughout the year.

Chamber of Commerce
The Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce helps foster growth in area businesses and provides information about area attractions.

Economic Development
Use this link to view the Economic Information for the Town of Wake Forest.

Accommodations
Lodging is plentiful in the Wake Forest area. We have selected several hotels and motels to give you a good idea of where to stay during your visit.

Area Attractions
Contact information for some of the most popular area attractions.

Dining
Places to dine abound in the Wake Forest area. We have selected several restaurants to give you a good idea of where to eat during your visit.

Quality of Life
Learn more about our quality of life and why everyone loves the Town of Wake Forest.

Parks & Facilities
The Parks and Recreation Department is extremely proud of the quality of life it offers our community. There are many state-of-the-art facilities available to you throughout the Town of Wake Forest.

Golf Courses
Find out where you can play golf in and around Wake Forest.